Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-01696
Ten days after a new island formed during a one-day submarine eruption in 1971, scientists investigate the surface of the new land. Ash plumes had been ejected to a height of 1 km. A low island 70 x 200 m had formed, with its block-littered surface one meter above high tide level. The Karua submarine volcano was constructed within the 6 x 12 km Kuwae caldera.
Photo courtesy Geological Survey, New Hebrides, 1971.
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Keywords: submarine volcano